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Braves officials advised fans to buy their tickets and parking spots in advance, use its mobile apps to get to SunTrust Park and follow the signs when they arrive.
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The Atlanta Braves are offering free tickets to fans from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina displaced by Hurricane Irma.

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During the four-game series against the Miami Marlins which began Thursday night, the Braves will give a complimentary ticket to anyone showing a valid Florida ID.

The offer also is open to residents of Georgia and South Carolina counties under mandatory evacuation orders.

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On a sweltering 90-plus degree summer day at the Braves' new ballpark, the Irvine siblings were armed with one option to battle the sun and unrelenting heat while sitting in the seats behind the right field wall: refrigerated cup holders.

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"This is the way a game should be" enjoyed, said Olivia Irvine, who usually sits on the third base line. "The 'Koozies' are great too."

Cobb County said it’s able to afford an oversight in the budget for traffic control because of nearly 30 unfilled officer vacancies in the Cobb police department.
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Getting ready for the grand opening of SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves, earlier this year kept Cobb County officials pretty busy. So busy that the county didn’t include a key item in its last fiscal budget: traffic control around the stadium.

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Cobb County Chairman Mike Boyce has a weekly YouTube series where he talks about what he's been up to. His last video ended this way:

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When Atlanta Braves grounds crewmember Nigel Talton was asked during the offseason if he wanted to race fans as a part of an in-game promotion, he had no idea it was the start of something special.

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The Braves in-game promotion — "Beat The Freeze" — has made Talton somewhat of a national celebrity.’

Cobb County said it’s able to afford an oversight in the budget for traffic control because of nearly 30 unfilled officer vacancies in the Cobb police department.
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An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves game at SunTrust Park turned out to be a false alarm.

 

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An equipment malfunction during an altercation at a ballpark restaurant was the source of confusion in the top of the third inning, the Braves said Tuesday night.

 

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